Relics Opens Missouri’s Largest Antique Mall in Springfield
The super-center-sized antique mall is on Battlefield Road, just 5 minutes west of Battlefield Mall
(News Release)--Missouri’s largest antique mall is now open in Springfield.
Phase I is rapidly filling with dealers offering nice quality antiques and collectibles. Antique French, English, Welsh, German and American furniture figure heavily into the Relics booth vignettes. Also present are mid century modern, collectible glassware, architectural and garden antiques, kitchen, fishing, sports, silver, linens, pottery, antique paintings, and other interesting finds. Dealers bring in more antiques daily.
At 90,000 square feet, Springfield’s Relics Antique Mall is easily the largest Antique Mall in Missouri. The next largest in Missouri is near St. Louis, and it is a paltry 77,000 square feet.
Located on Battlefield Road, just 5 minutes west of the Battlefield Mall, Relics’ south side location, at 2015 W. Battlefield Road, is easy to get to for locals and tourists alike.
Owners are Matthew and Beverly Robb.
Beverly said, “The “largest in the state” size, location, quality, and high profile marketing makes Relics another great Springfield tourist attraction.”
“We had been looking for a great location for this mall for nearly five years“, Beverly said, “We were thrilled when this property came available. We are just 5 minutes west of Battlefield Mall, and about a minute and a half north of James River Freeway taking the Kansas Expressway Exit. The intersection’s daily traffic count is among the highest in the area.”
Robb stresses that a strong marketing campaign figures heavily in the Relics Antique Mall’s success. “We have a well rounded marketing plan in place, designed to attract local shoppers and tourists as well,” said Robb. “In Fort Worth we typically spend $30,000-$40,000 annually for marketing. Relics antiques dealers is very pleased with our market presence.”
Matthew is a Mount Vernon native and a Missouri State University graduate. Beverly is a Stockton native and also an MSU grad. The Robb’s lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex for 25 years, moving back to the area four years ago to be nearer to aging parents and their “big, wonderful, close-knit family.” They have one son who will be a senior at Republic High School.
The project is being funded by Oakstar Bank. The pair rave about the top quality handling of the loan by Charles Hachtel, Oakstar Vice President. “My cousin, Denise Feldt, also a Vice President at Oakstar, knew about the project and asked if we would give the bank a shot at the loan,” said Beverly. “We did, and have been very impressed with the bank and Charles. It turned out to be a great match for us, and we are looking forward to working with him and Oakstar on other projects in the coming years.”
“This was a massive undertaking, and a not-so-typical business,” said Matthew. “Charles did a lot of research to understand our business and this market. We were very impressed with him and the bank in general.”